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    • How to Zip Files on a Mac

      How to Zip Files on a Mac

      The zip file format has been around since the late 1980s and provides computer users with the ability to compress one to many files. The format has been supported via third party utility since its creation and has seen built-in support in the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems added over the past several

    • How to Zoom Out on a Mac

      How to Zoom Out on a Mac

      The OS X operating system on a Mac lets computer users zoom out on the entire computer display without having to do so for each application that is open on the computer. This feature is embedded in the operating system as an accessibility feature and also has uses in the classroom for zooming out on

    • What is a Hackintosh?

      What is a Hackintosh?

      Hackintosh is a hacked PC that runs on MAC OS X OS (“Lion”, “Snow Leopard” , “Leopard”). ¬†At first, a lot of people thought that this was impossible to run MAC OS on a non-MAC hardware because of the different software, drivers, and utilities being used between the two. It all started when Apple decided

    • How to Uninstall Programs on a Mac

      How to Uninstall Programs on a Mac

      A common task that arises for converted Mac users (those who have switched from Windows computing) is uninstalling programs on their computer. Mac computers come with OS X installed as their primary operating system and do not have an equivalent to the Windows registry nor the “Add/Remove Programs” helper application found in the Control Panel

    • How to Disable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

      How to Disable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

      Launch the Open Firmware Password Application. Click the authentication icon and enter your Administrator credentials. You will be prompted for a password. Locate and click the Change button. This will launch an Open Firmware Password window. In the Open Firmware Password window, locate and click to deselect/uncheck the “Require password to change Open Firmware settings”

    • How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

      How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

      The battery that comes with the MacBook Pro will eventually need to be replaced as it is a consumable item with a finite usable life. The battery can be purchased directly from Apple Inc. or from a third party manufacturer. Only the batteries that Apple produce are really recommended as third party manufacturers may not

    • How to Burn a DMG File

      How to Burn a DMG File

      A DMG file is the Mac equivalent of the ISO file. Like ISO files, DMG files are able to store information in a virtual disk and are treated like disks in a standard operating system. DMG files are often used for storing information about multiple programs or keeping track of bootable files on a CD

    • How to Install Windows on a Mac

      How to Install Windows on a Mac

      Modern Macs use the same underlying system architecture as Windows PCs. The only differences are in the ways Apple integrates these components and how they design the machine as a whole. This means that Macs can run Windows natively just as all PCs can and Apple actually touts this fact as one of its upsides.

    • How to Reset a Mac OS X System Administrator (root) Password

      How to Reset a Mac OS X System Administrator (root) Password

      Warning: Unless deliberately changed, the keychain password is bound to the original administrator password. This originally provided single sign-on capabilities. Using the following method to reset one’s administrator password will require additional steps to also reset the keychain password. Please be advised that this may mean deleting any keychain protected with one’s original administrator password.

    • How to Reset a Mac OS X Keychain Password

      How to Reset a Mac OS X Keychain Password

      A default keychain binds to an Administrator password upon creation and will continue to update when the Administrator password is updated via the Accounts menu. When someone forgets his/her password and is forced to utilize other means to reset it (See FAQ entitled: How do I reset a Mac OS X System Administrator (root) Password?),

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